The California Restaurant Association (CRA) Political Action Committee (PAC) will host a fundraiser for Tom Daly at 5:30 p.m. July 14 at Napa Rose in the Disneyland Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in Anaheim. Suggested contribution for the event is $100, and sponsorships are available. To RSVP, contact John Goddard at 916.431.2741 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daly’s leadership and willingness to examine the complex needs of the California restaurant industry have made him a strong champion in the Legislature. In an exceedingly liberal and democratic landscape, his pragmatic approach to policy has been immensely thoughtful and helpful to the goals and achievements of the CRA government affairs efforts.
The CRA applauds Daly’s continued efforts in considering the unique needs of restaurants and working toward sound policy that is both beneficial and non-harming to the industry as a whole. His moderate approach to legislation and careful examination in context of its effect on businesses places him at the top of the CRA’s Must Watch Legislators list, and we foresee big things for Mr. Daly in his political future. The CRA looks forward to continued engagement with this bright star in the Southern Californian region.
Daly was elected in November 2012 to represent California’s 69th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Santa Ana, Anaheim, Garden Grove and Orange.
Born and raised in the 69th, he first sought elective office in 1986, winning election to the Board of Trustees of the Anaheim Union High School District. Since that victory, Daly has won eight consecutive elections, including serving as Mayor of Anaheim from 1992-2002 and Orange County Clerk-Recorder from 2002-2012.
As mayor, Daly oversaw the renovation of the Anaheim Resort area – including the Disneyland Resort, which employs 40,000 people – the renovation of Angel Stadium and the Anaheim Convention Center, and the construction of the Honda Center. He also opened the Halcyon homeless shelter for families with children, launched the Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim, founded an After School Fund to provide sports, music and other activities at school campuses and lowered the city’s crime rate.
When elected to the Assembly, Daly promised to clean up and improve state government. The state’s budget is now balanced, with a growing surplus. Landmark education reform means more funding for schools, especially for students in Santa Ana, Anaheim and Garden Grove. And the state is paying down debts and building a genuine reserve.
Daly has received statewide recognition for his leadership in making the state bureaucracy more accountable and responsive to citizens, veterans and businesses.
Last year, Daly led the successful passage of a bill that enables an innovative, cost-savings approach to the $1.3 billion widening of Interstate 405 in Orange County. The Orange County Transportation Authority estimated the new law will save Orange County taxpayers approximately $100 million and speed up the project completion date by two to three years. Already, other regional transportation agencies have embraced the new law, leading to massive savings for taxpayers across the state.
A native of Orange County, Daly was born in 1954. He is a graduate of Anaheim High School and received his degree from Harvard University in 1976. Daly has three children and lives in Anaheim with his wife, Debbie.
For more information, contact John Goddard, political affairs fundraiser, at email@example.com or 916.431.2741.